Breitling launches a limited edition Superocean Heritage
May 21, 2019: The Superocean Heritage Ocean Conservancy Limited Edition timepiece is part of one of watchmaking's greatest legacies, but it is even more than that: it is a beautifully timed call to action, reminding each of us that we can all play an important role in maintaining healthy oceans and clean beaches. The luxury Swiss watchmaking brand, Breitling has launched its Superocean Heritage Ocean Conservancy Limited Edition watch in Bali with the support of its high-profile Surfers Squad members Kelly Slater, Sally Fitzgibbons, and Stephanie Gilmore.
Working with the conservation group Ocean Conservancy, Breitling organized a beach clean-up to celebrate the launch of the chronograph, which is limited to 1000 pieces. Instead of another glittery event, we have a cleaner beach now. About 100 Breitling guests and hundreds of volunteers from Bali and the surrounding region were a part of the cleanup effort which resulted in hundreds of kilograms of trash and plastic being removed from the beach.
The Superocean Heritage Ocean Conservancy Limited Edition is distinguished by a caseback engraved with the Ocean Conservancy logo and the limited edition "1 OF 1000" numbers. The chronograph, which is powered by a Breitling Caliber 13 mechanical movement, features an ultra-hard scratch- and shock-resistant unidirectional rotating bezel with a luminescent central dot at 12 o'clock, a particularly useful feature for divers. This dot, as well as the minute and hour hands, are coated with Super-LumiNova and emit a blue light instead of the standard green.
The color variation complements the design of the watch, whose silver-colored dial is enhanced by a blue "Superocean" inscription. There are also blue accents and a blue central second hand as well as tone-on-tone subdials with blue or nickel-plated accents. The straps are extremely durable, and the ECONYL yarn material can be recycled indefinitely.
Kelly Slater, arguably the most successful surfer of all time, said: "I always say – and I believe that I can speak on behalf of the entire Surfers Squad – that beaches are, in effect, our offices. What we have seen here and on beaches and in oceans around the world is shocking, and I would like to thank Breitling and Ocean Conservancy for their shared fight against plastic pollution. Everyone can contribute to a cleaner environment – for ourselves and for future generations."